The life of each living thing is a song, and every song is a prayer. Taken together, we-of-the-Earth are singing a song to the Creator. Life itself is a prayer.
The gift of hearing the song of life, of contemplating it and learning from it, is uniquely human. We can hear the song of the Raven, the song of the Cottonwood, the song of the Moon. Our bodies (of which our minds are a part) are designed to receive the feelings of all these songs. As we do, we can harmonize with any other living being. That is our purpose.
It is up to us to hear each song, to know each person as learning to sing. No one sings their song perfectly. Yet we have the capacity to give each other the gift of our heart, to choose to accept each imperfect song. And as we do, we create harmony. That is our purpose.
Our songs are not always easy to hear, and for some of us there are these crescendos of chaos that turn others away. Can you hear your own chaos and discord? Can you think of times that your song was all brass and drums without harmony?
When you are willing to think of yourself as a song-sung-imperfectly, then you are able to start hearing others. The function of community is to pay attention to those who are trying the hardest to be heard. May this year be the year that you choose to listen to those who are crying the loudest.
The Theme of the Song of 2012 was to crack open our hearts, to let our songs come through. The Theme of the Song of 2013 is to learn to love something in every song. The act of living is worth seeing – may this year be the year you choose to see each person who is alive as learning their song.
The more willing you are to see this learning process, the more you can help it along. It is no longer necessary to fight against those we disagree with – we simply choose to love them for trying in their own imperfect way, and immediately through that choice, we have increased the harmony in the song of life.
A lot of the Song of 2012 had to do with building a mountain of chords which peaked on 12.21.12. For most of the year, many people gave all their creative power to a date.
That date has come and gone, and there will never be another like it in your lifetime. It had glamour, it was fabulous. And yet it was an aria in the middle of the opera.
The music now is more gentle – we are in a minor key now. If this were a Truman Capote play, we’d be laying back having a smoke, a little sweaty. But it’s not. The 20th century, thank God, is over.
In the 21st century, we are picking up the grand themes again. Pluto is in Capricorn again.
The last time Pluto was in Capricorn, Beethoven was born. From here, we are building not towards something trite or contrived. We are building again towards expressing the true grandeur of creation. And it takes mastery to let such a theme develop. May this year be the year that you choose to play your part in the quietude that precedes the true climax. If you have cracked open and have become aware of how bare all these other hearts are, perhaps you can spend your energy in service of harmony.
For those who can do this, I am grateful. For those who can sense this work being done, I am grateful. You were born to help the song of our lives become more beautiful again.
Let this year be the year of the gentle song.
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